The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is certified by the US authority FCC S Pen Pro support. Previous rumors have been confirmed by this and it is expected that the pen will be available in time for the launch of the foldable.
- FCC certifies the Samsung S Pen Pro
- Compatibility with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 confirmed
- The pen is charged externally with 0.5 watts
The optional S Pen from Samsung will support the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. This had already been suspected at the end of last year and the suspicion was confirmed at the latest when a leak showed pictures of a Galaxy Z Fold 3 with that S Pen. The FCC is now putting the lid on and confirming all of this by certifying the stylus and explicitly naming the upcoming foldable as compatible.
S Pen Pro: Sales start is apparently just around the corner
As you all probably know, Samsung’s next big Unpacked event starts on August 11th. There we expect a bunch of new gadgets from the Koreans – including the new foldable smartphones Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The certification of the S Pen Pro by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the US regulatory authority, leaves one The pen, which was officially launched by Samsung in January, is about to go on sale.
With a view to the unpacked event in a month’s time, Samsung certainly did not choose the timing by chance. So we can not only expect that the S Pen Pro will be compatible with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, among other things, but that the sales launch of the optional pen will be announced at the event in August. It is still unclear whether there will only be bundles of smartphones and pens, or whether the S Pen will also be available separately.
Due to the number of compatible smartphones, I assume that you can also purchase Samsung’s practical input tool separately. In addition to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the devices of the Galaxy Note 20 series, and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite are mentioned on the FCC label. The Galaxy Tab S6 tablets and the Galaxy Tab S7 series are also mentioned.
S Pen Pro with internal battery
We also learn from the FCC information that the “Air Actions” gestures are supported by the compatible devices mentioned above. This is possible thanks to the Bluetooth LE support, which is known to have been denied to the “normal” S-Pen. Be sure to read Antoine’s Rant:
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The Pro version of the pen also has an internal battery. Charging is via USB-C and with 0.5 watts. That doesn’t sound like much, but we currently can’t say anything about the capacity of this battery and how long the S Pen Pro can hold out. It may be annoying to have to keep an eye on the charge level of the pen, but we’ll talk about that when we know more technical details about the S Pen Pro.
The exact price is also not yet known and even the availability is still unclear despite the unpacked event. Of course, we will keep this on-screen and will keep you up to date as soon as Samsung lets the cat out of the bag.